This is an earlier version of an article I wrote for The Conversation.
The truth is, engineers like myself, aren’t especially known for our social and emotional intelligence. It’s no wonder then, that we have seldom focused on the impact the technologies we create have on the psychological wellbeing of the people who use them. I’m happy to report that the tides are turning. A new era of positive computing could see technology designed specifically to promote wellbeing and human potential. And it’s about time.